Disabled Writers is a resource to help editors connect with disabled writers and journalists, and journalists connect with disabled sources. Our goal is specifically to promote paid opportunities for multiply marginalized members of the disability community, and to encourage editors and journalists to think of disabled people for stories that stretch beyond disability issues. 


Diego Kusnir

Image: Diego smiling.

Contact Diego: diegokusnirpsyd at gmail.com

Diego Kusnir is a licensed clinical psychologist, performance artist, and writer in San Francisco. He began performing spoken word in 2008 about his experiences being partially blind. He performs stories and comedy and provides trainings on disability across the country. He researches the use of art and personal narrative about disability to reduce stigma toward people with disabilities. He is completing a collection of autobiographical short stories about being partially blind. He has a private psychotherapy practice in San Francisco, where he works with teens, adults, and couples, often working with issues of gender, race, disability, and marginalization.

You can find Diego at his website, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter @piecesofvision


Diego at the Huffington Post

The Mighty, October 2017: How SSI Can Help People With Disabilities Become Employed

Psyched in San Francisco, March 2017: When We Mock Trump’s Hands, What do People with Disabilities Hear?

The Huffington Post, April 2016: Shaking Off the Underdog Mentality: Blindness, the Warriors, and Redemption

Diego is available as a source and as a writer interested in personal essays and opinion editorial

Additional communication availability: Phone, text, chat

Languages: English (Fluent), Spanish (Fluent)


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